Mal Brossard is a student at Pencey Preparatory School and a friend of Holden Caulfield.

Background Edit

Brossard is one of the few friends Holden did not have anything seriously unpleasant to say about. He mentions Brossard was on the wrestling team at Pencey and that he was a "bridge fiend".[1]

The Catcher in the Rye Edit

The night of the big game against Saxon Hall, Brossard and Holden decide to take a bus into Agerstown and "have a hamburger and maybe see a lousy movie." Holden asks Brossard's permission so his obnoxious friend Robert Ackley can tag along with them. Bossard does not seem particularly fond of Ackley but he reluctantly agrees.[1]

After his fight with Stradlater, Holden starts roaming the dorms and briefly thinks of seeing Brossard but he quickly changes his mind and decides to leave the school for good.[2]

Personality Edit

Much like Ackley, Brossard has a habit of laughing like a hyena at "stuff that wasn't even funny," according to Holden.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 5
  2. Chapter 7